Alan Foord - Managing Director

Alan Foord
Alan’s first job was being articled to a Chartered Accountant in Derby.

He has worked as a Finance Director in the manufacturing industry for thirty years.

He was Finance and Operations Director for Groundwork Derby & Derbyshire for three years and was involved in the funding and delivery of Environmental, Business and Community projects.

He was Finance Director for three years of the Wirksworth Regeneration and Development Board in Derbyshire which successfully completed a £0.5million project funded by Sport England to provide a skate park and facilities for young people in the town.

He was a founding Trustee of Transition Belper, an environmental group dealing with climate change and peak oil and developing community resilience to change

He is a voluntary Trustee of Sacred Earth Trust, an international charity working in UNESCO World Heritage Sites including India, Mexico and Hong Kong.

He is a member of the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Group representing Milford where he lives. The group focuses on the community and promotes tourism and business development in the area.

He has an approach which combines an interest in art, history and culture with the disciplines of finance, budgeting and the timely delivery of outcomes learned in the business sector.

He has spent all his working life in regeneration in one form or another and recognises the benefits both economic and social to the wider community.

He loves history and is currently restoring his home, a Mill Workers cottage in Milford, built in 1815 in the heart of the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site.

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